Design Manager

09 May 2017
08 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Manpower is recruiting for a Design Manager on behalf of our client located in Peterborough. The role is Permanent, and based within the Construction Industry.

Key Accountabilities of this role include:

The client specialises and provides modular space, secure portable storage solutions, and work force accommodation management.

The purpose of the role is to provide technical expertise to the regional depot network, key account area sales teams and Executive Leadership Team. Manage team of designers. Chair design team meetings, liaising with internal and external clients, end users and design consultants. Promote product development within the Hire division. Assist in the development & management of an asset database.

Main Responsibilities:
Operational Roles and Responsibilities are to manage a team of three CAD Designers to provide sales plans and working drawings for all non-standard projects. Manage and refine library of standard products ensuring they align with agreed Company goals and objectives. Ensure compliance of all hire products with applicable regulations and provide expert advice to internal and external clients.
* Manage resource levels to support work winning teams providing technical expertise and advice to internal and external clients.
* Attend meetings with internal and external clients and suppliers.
* Ensure full compliance with all applicable Regulations, Codes and Standards.
* Co-ordinate design process, working with a variety of specialist consultants including but not limited to: Structural Engineers, Mechanical Designers, Electrical Designers, Architects.
* Technical lead within the standardisation process.
* Lead the team providing support and mentoring to optimise employee satisfaction and development whilst meeting business targets.
* Create and maintain Company asset database working closely with fleet standards team.
* Provide technical expertise to investigate and resolve issues; identify areas for improvement using tools such as root cause analysis.
* Support the release of 360° Product offerings.
* Provide onsite training to existing and new employees.
* Participate in the development of new product working with colleagues in the UK and wider group.
* Represent at MPBA meetings and seminars

Job Requirements:
* Clear and effective communicator, both verbal and written who actively listens; is adept at disseminating information to others; is crisp, clear, articulate; keeps others informed of important issues, problems, and status of projects in a timely manner
* Experience within a technical or operational discipline
* Proven track record as a leader
* Experience within Offsite and Modern Methods of Construction is an advantage
* Demonstrable skills in Microsoft Office suite of products.
* Experience in design and build contracts with specific knowledge of education, healthcare and commercial buildings
* Knowledge of Building Regulations, Building Bulletins and Health Technical Memorandums
* Full working knowledge of Autodesk design tools including Revit and AutoCad an advantage.

Shifts: Full Time.
Salary: £40,000Per Annum, Plus benefits such as company car/ car allowance etc.

Contact: Sam Rawlings, Manpower Technical, St Albans

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